Adding solar panels to your roof can be a cost-effective investment for your home. Adding something to your existing structure comes with the unknown and questions. Will your solar panels be sustainable? Will they cause damage to your roof? Knowing whether or not solar panels cause damage to your roof depends on a few factors. Sierra Vista Maintenance has collected some information on solar panel damage and what you should know before you install them.
Proper Solar Panel Installation
When homes experience damage from solar panels it is most likely from improper installation. Installing solar panels correctly should not cause holes or leaks in your roof even though solar panels have to be drilled and screwed into your roof. Before you consider solar panels, think if the company you are working for will have a high-quality installation process.
The best way to avoid having solar panels cause damage to your roof is to pick a company that knows the proper methods. Sierra Vista Maintenance is the lead solar panel cleaning company in California. We help to protect your investment in solar panels and prevent damage to your roof. Our cleaners know how to keep your panels from streaks and scratches or damaging your roofing material.
Panels Offer Protection
Contrary to popular belief, the myth that solar panels cause damage to your roof is more than false. Solar panels help to protect your home and roof. Solar panels help to block the roof from being directly exposed to weather, which helps your roofing material avoid wearing out sooner.
Solar panels also suck in the sunlight, which can cause traditional roofing materials to become hot and fade. This not only helps the roof to last longer but helps your home stay cooler. In the winter months, solar panels can help your home to stay warmer and dryer by keeping the energy flowing and protecting your roof from more leaks.
What About The Roof Warranty?
Solar panels cause damage to your roof when they are done incorrectly, which often voids the warranty of your roof. If your panels are installed correctly, they shouldn’t have an impact on your warranty, but you should still do some research about what your warranty includes so as not to void it. Most warranties cover the materials and the installer. Panels should not affect this area of the warranty because the original material is still intact and installation if done correctly, does not require your roof installer to make repairs.
If you are installing a new roof, you can search for a company that can install your roofing material and solar panels at the same time. Doing this combination installation can eliminate the worry that solar panels cause damage to your roof.
Trust Sierra Vista Maintenance With Your Solar Panels
Sierra Vista Maintenance works to keep your roof and solar panels clean and in perfect working order. Solar panels cause damage to your roof when they are not properly cleaned or maintained. With dust, dirt, and bacteria buildup, solar panels can be more of a hindrance than a help. Dirty solar panels can’t provide the efficiency you need in your home, leading to higher energy costs.
Solar panel cleaning is recommended twice a year to maintain its efficiency. Our team can speak with you about monthly or quarterly maintenance so that weather or wear is not a factor that affects your solar energy. Sierra Vista Maintenance wants to keep your California home sparkling and in the best working condition possible. In order to prevent damage to your roof, cleaning and pressure washing can improve the life of your roof. Contact us today to get a free estimate or schedule one of our many cleaning services.